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Department of Communication Studies

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Why study communication studies?

Because effective and ethical communication is at the core of family, of human organizations of all types, and of democratic decision making.

Undergraduate Programs

The department offers a broad view of human communication. This includes management of conflict; communication in intimate, friendship, family, and work relationships; communication and new technologies; communication in legal settings; interaction in groups and committees; communication in organizations; speech writing; study of persuasion and public influence; and intercultural communication.

Why study communication studies?

Because effective and ethical communication is at the core of family, of human organizations of all types, and of democratic decision making.

Graduate Programs

The Department of Communication Studies offers the Master of Arts and  Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

KU Edwards Campus M.A. Program

The M.A. also is offered on the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park. The requirements for the degree at the Edwards Campus are the same as for the program on the Lawrence campus. Edwards Campus classes are taught by the same faculty members who teach regularly in Lawrence. Courses are scheduled during the late afternoons and evenings to accommodate working professionals.

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